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James Henry Breasted
  • Name: James Henry Breasted
  • Born: 08/27/1865
  • Died: 12/02/1935 (70 years old)
  • Known for: Popularizing the term "Fertile Crescent", , Founder of the Oriental Institute

James Henry Breasted (/ˈbrɛstɪd/; August 27, 1865 – December 2, 1935) was an American archaeologist, Egyptologist, and historian. After completing his PhD at the University of Berlin in 1894, he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago. In 1901 he became director of the Haskell Oriental Museum at the university, where he continued to concentrate on Egypt. In 1905 Breasted was promoted to full professor, and held the first chair in Egyptology and Oriental History in the United States.

School: North Central College, Yale University, University of Berlin

Birth Place: Rockford, Illinois

Death Place: New York City

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